Abstract

This paper is the first of a series in which it is proposed to describe, more thoroughly than has hitherto been done, those Australian species of the Calyptrata which are the typical forms of various genera proposed by the earlier authors such as Macquart and Walker.

Considerable difficulty has been experienced in determining the genera and species that were described by most of these earlier authors, partly owing to the inadequate descriptions, and partly to the lack of the complete literature dealing with the subject; nevertheless a certain amount of recent and useful information has been and is still being published upon this group of Diptera, and this, together with the literature available at the present time, has made it possible for me to ascertain the identity of various species.

The Dexid described here was originally placed under the Tachinidae, and besides being typical of its genus it is the origin of a curious phenomenon which forms a subject matter under the notes. Moreover the sexes are determined, and the female is now described for the first time, unless perchance it has been described previously under another name.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hardy, 1922, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(5): 198–200
Author
G. H. Hardy
Year
1922
Title
A description of Heterometopia argentea Macquart (Diptera Dexiidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
13
Issue
5
Start Page
198
End Page
200
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1922.872
Language
English
Plates
plate xxxvii
Date Published
15 March 1922
Cover Date
15 March 1922
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
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08 January 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
872
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